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A consulting firm that does not properly value its analysts

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Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Simsbury, CT
Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Simsbury, CT

I worked at Towers Watson

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The people I worked with were nice people. You have flexibility in your life to work from home when you need to. The occasional fun office event was nice. You were recognized when you passed an exam.

Cons

Management doesn't really care about the analysts. They care if you aren't billing enough hours, but that's about it. Compensation was low compared to insurance companies in the area. They started to cut 401k matching. I was given a "promotion" in title, but my salary stayed the same and my over-time pay was taken away (this was to match Watson Wyatt's pay structure in the merger). I got fewer days to study for my exams, I had to pay for seminar fees from my own pocket. Several things just show that the leadership does not value its hardworking analysts. I'm glad I left and not surprisingly; people at all levels have followed suit.

Advice to Management

Pay your employees, my god! We bill $250 per hour and knowing that we hardly get 10% of that is a bit alarming.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Valuable learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work on all types of projects. Smart people. A culture of excellence.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult. Limited number of senior female leaders.

  2. Very demanding place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Entry-level compensation was generous.
    Relocation assistance seems to be typically provided.
    Bonuses and pay raises are no longer frozen.
    Potential to learn a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance well over 3/4ths of the year.
    Bonuses do not offset the amount of time needed to actually get the bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving retention. I find it unlikely that the most talented individuals are willing to put up with all of the cons of working there. In other words, you're constantly losing some of your best employees.

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